CHICKEN: I selected the grilled, fire-roasted quarter-dark chicken from each venue. Pollo Campero also offers fried chicken. Both tasted the same....delicious! It was my impression that Pollo Campero's chickens are a little larger. Winner: Pollo Campero
SIDES: Both offer a good variety of choices. I selected the Fries. Pollo Campero's were crispy, hot and tasted pretty good. Pollo Tropical's had merged into a solid mass that quickly cooled and became rock hard.
Winner: Pollo Campero
BREAD: Pollo Tropical only offers a small regular bread roll. I was excited to see Pollo Campero give me a small plastic baggy with two hot tortillas/wraps inside. However, when I opened the pack and smelled them, they had a very odd yet familiar odor. It took me a few minutes before it finally hit me. Have you ever been to the Nike Outlet Store? You know that vulcanized rubber smell in there? That's what these smelled like. Yuck! Winner: Pollo Tropical
AMBIANCE: Hard to compare because the DTD location of Pollo Campero is large, completely filling up the former McDonald's space. But it's also extremely noisy. They also have a bakery and a bar. Winner: Draw
PRICES: Pollo Tropical is a bit cheaper but it's likely that the prices at DTD are a bit higher than you'd pay elsewhere just like the McDonald's was and just like the Panda Express is at CityWalk. Winner: Pollo Tropical
THE OVERALL WINNER: Latin grilled chicken is great! Try them both and you decide! Both are winners!